Introduction

a bedroom with newly installed wood paneling »
Sure, the master bedroom rarely gets seen by guests. But that doesn't mean that it—or any of the other upstairs rooms—can't benefit from a little extra architectural charm. This Arts and Crafts-style faux paneling project, created by This Old House readers Lee and Ashli Malinek of Cloverdale, British Columbia, is a budget-friendly, easy way to liven up boring drywall. Try it on an accent wall like the Malineks did, or cover the entire room. All it takes is stock trim, adhesive, and a weekend's worth of work. Soon the bedroom will be the first stop on your house tour.
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    Tools List

    • miterbox with saw
      Handsaw or miter saw
    • brad nailer
      Brad nailer

    Shopping List

    1. ½-by-4-inch medium-density fiberboard (MDF) trim

    2. Panel adhesive

    3. Brad nails

    4. Joint compound

    5. Sandpaper

    6. Paintable caulk

    7. White paint